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photoshop fisheye plugin

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  1. mr jones

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    has anyone got a photoshop fisheye plug in that they could send me?

    i want to use the effect subtly in a few photos but obviously cannot afford the outlay of a fisheye lense which i cant find much cheaper than about £400, i have no money!


    jamie
     
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    hello?




    hello?




    is their anybody out there?




    just nod if you can hear me?
     
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    Hey guys did you hear something then?
     
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    you on a mac or a pc - if you're on a mac theres an app called DeFish which can be used to add a fish eye effect (and remove it as the name suggests)
     
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    eughhhh mac's *staps screwdrivers in ears and curls up into the feotal position*



    hehe nah im on a pc, currently running photoshop 7
     
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    Whats a fisheye effect? is it like spherise?
     
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    There's no hope for some people :rolleyes:

    Spherise (and also Pinch) are pretty crude forms of a similar effect - not very convincing though, and offer very little control.
     
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    Surely you can make the effect using a combination of filters, I always manage.

    P.S. yes Macs are poo, I use them alll day and I hate em
     
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    yeh i found that
     
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    Definitive proof then, sigh :rolleyes:



    I did some work that involved some quicktime VRs of interior and did a fair bit of tinkering with tools that un-distort images taken with a wide angle lens - quite a few of the tools allowed you to work the other way and increase the distortion, but the effect was never totally convincing. If you think about it a fisheye lens is capturing a 180 degree view - so unless you can stitch together a few shots to work with its always gonna be a compromise.

    a couple of things i had bookmarked that may be of use
    http://www.path.unimelb.edu.au/~dersch/
    http://flofilters.free.fr/index.php
     
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    No plugin can replace the fun of owning a Fisheye & for dslr they can provide a cheap way of getting an ultrawide lens (using defish software)

    Sigma 15mm FE available for £280ish at 7dayshop
    zenitar 16mm FE costs about £100 (+possibility of paying duty) from various ebay outlets - this lens is usually supplied with an adapter for your camera but is manual focus only (not really an issue with a FE).

    I don't have either at the mo but i will get a FE soon - perhaps even the 8mm Sigma circular FE which I've seen advertised at £360, I'm missing the one i used to use with my ancient Pentax kit.
     

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